Facehawk: an interactive music video that hijacks your Facebook

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Friday 23 August 2013

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill music video. Director Rajeev Basu created this interactive music video for Big Data, a band whose conceptual music centers around voyeurism in the digital age. Facehawk essentially hijacks your Facebook and uses your data to create a hawk all in real-time on your browser. It’s a clever and poignant reminder of […]

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Customized Facebook ‘likes’ for superheroes

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 22 May 2013

Bogotá-based creative Jaime Calderón personalized the ubiquitous Facebook ‘like’ icon to suit every prolific superhero out there: Spiderman, Superman, Wolverine, The Thing, Captain America, Batman, Iron Man, Hulk, Wonder Woman, Thor… the one for Flash isn’t even really in full sight. Brilliant.

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LuLu: an App for women to gossip about men

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Monday 6 May 2013

LuLu encourages women to objectify men. This “girls only” app let’s women anonymously gossip about the men in their lives. Girls can sign up and then begin rating guys they know via Facebook. It’s a third space for women to comment on men and stalk their profiles hardcore. It’s a place to keep up with ex’s, stay up to […]

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Chope Food for the Needy: Facebook feeds the poor

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By Annie Churdar in New Eco on Friday 26 April 2013

Do you want a practical way to feed the homeless? Take a look at Chope Food for the Needy’s facebook page. This movement teaches average people how to help the needy. All you really need to do is talk to your favorite food vendor, buy an extra meal or two, and ask them to give […]

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If Facebook made a real home

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Comic website The Joy of Tech made this hilariously accurate representation of what it would be like if Facebook made a real home. Residents of this house are sure to have their dirty laundry aired out for their neighbors to see, toilets that encourage you to post tons of crap, and even an Instagram camera […]

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Jim’ll Paint It: Facebook’s most generous member

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By Francis Andrews in New Illustration on Tuesday 2 April 2013

This guy may well be Facebook’s finest, most generous member. Someone who has a bit of extra time on their hands hears users’ descriptions of far-out visions they’ve had that usually involve c-list celebrities caught in embarrassing situations, and renders them in lines, curves and colours using only Microsoft Paint. It’s awesome.

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Romantic getaway hint app from Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Friday 22 February 2013

So, your Valentine’s Day didn’t quite go as well as you’d hoped. Maybe your other-half is a little, erm… oblivious. Well, luckily, there’s an app for that. The boutique hotel experts at Mr. & Mrs. Smith have put together a little Facebook app that gives subtle hints to your sweetheart about places you’d like to […]

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World’s first film based entirely on Facebook status updates

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By Lost At E Minor in New Film on Monday 7 January 2013

This film was written and directed by interactive artist Rajeev Basu, and features the voice talents of Canada’s renowned Mark Aronson. The film has a very unique lo-fi aesthetic to it and was created over a year, across the UK, US and Israel. Watch it here.

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What would Zuckerberg want for Hanukkah?

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By Cecilia Timm in New Trends on Thursday 22 November 2012

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s list of Hanukkah Wants was leaked and mygivee.com has created his wishlist for his close friends. Impressive to see the broad spectrum of desires of a reclusive entrepreneur. Mark asked for ‘Livestock restraints and slaughtering knife’. He wants a Gulfstream Jet and private island. He wants to jazz up his look with pull-overs, makeover his desk with a calendar, and drink some plonk.

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Be our Facebook Friend (secret handshake included)

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By Lost At E Minor in Cool Websites, New Prizes on Thursday 15 November 2012

Are you missing us? Check out our Facebook page for your extra dose of pop culture – we’ll show you our favourite cultural things if you show us yours!

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The Anti-Facebook Mask

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By Cheyenne Tulsa in New Trends on Wednesday 3 October 2012

It’s no secret that Facebook (and the U.S government and whoever else) uses facial recognition technology. In a stand to fight against the Eye of Sauron and raise awareness to the downfall of social media tools, German artist Martin Backes designs these limited edition masks and sells them on his website.

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Designer ‘HACKS’ Facebook’s new campus

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Friday 7 September 2012

Facebook designer Ben Barry left his permanent mark on Facebook’s new campus in Menlo Park by laying giant two-toned concrete type in the courtyard spelling ‘HACK’. This takes office pranks to a new level.

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Google Chrome turns baby photos into cats

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By Bryan Holland in New Trends on Wednesday 8 August 2012

For those who are tired of seeing baby photos show up on Facebook (or maybe just for a laugh), Google Chrome has an extension called Unbaby that will replace baby photos on your Facebook page with photos of cats. LOL.

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Be our Facebook Friend (secret handshake included)

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Wednesday 25 July 2012

We have a Facebook Fan Page, and we use it to give away free MP3s, share videos we dig, and hear about your favourite cultural things (as well as share a few more of ours). So please Like our Lost At E Minor Facebook page, and then say g’day. Sweet. [Image link]

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The Macabre and Beautifully Grotesque: a Facebook page

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By Kevin T. Stein in New Art on Thursday 19 July 2012

Facebook. Love it. Hate it. Think what’s-his-name is the douche of the half-century. Whatever the view, it seems the ubiquitous tepid blue and lowercase type is here to stay. With that in mind, the important question is: ‘Where can I find really disturbing paintings and photos of things man was not meant to know?’

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